Sweep’s story – fracture repair
Three-year-old Billy the Chimney Sweep – known as Sweep for short – was referred to Fitzpatrick Referrals Orthopaedics and Neurology practice in Eashing, Surrey, as an emergency in August 2018.
Sweep is an excitable, energetic dog who was running about in a field when he spotted a rabbit and his natural Spaniel instincts took over. Running down the field after the rabbit, he went into a hedge where he lost his sense of direction and ran out on the wrong side of the hedge onto an A3 slip road where he was sadly hit by a car.
Sweep was rushed in as an emergency with a nasty fracture to his left humerus. Under the care of Surgical Resident Diogo Miraldo, Sweep had his fracture repaired with plates and screws.
Sweep spent a few days recovering from surgery in our wards before heading home back to his family, where he’ll need 6 weeks of crate rest with slow short walks whilst his leg heals.